Centura Health

Aurora , CO  

2018-03-31 2018-04-30
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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.

Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like _WE_ would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit

*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 126954_*

*_Recruiter Contact:_*

*_Clinic/Department:_** 1840 CENTURA HEALTH AT SOUTHLANDS*




_*Position Summary*_

Responsible for coordinating and providing depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health care for patients in primary care clinics. Educates patients about behavioral health issues and treatment options; provides behavioral activation; monitors behavioral health symptoms and response to medication and/or psychotherapy using structured instruments (e.g., the PHQ-9, GAD-7, or other appropriate instruments, etc.); works closely with the primary care provider and external mental health resources in the community to revise the treatment plan when patients are not improving; and offers a brief course of counseling for depression and other behavioral health issues (e.g., Problem Solving Treatment in Primary Care (PST-PC or other appropriate modality) when indicated.

_*Minimum Education Requirements*_

Master’s Degree in Social Work or Masters in Counseling

_*Minimum Experience Requirements*_

* Strongly preferred experience with children or families

Prior formal training and experience in brief, structured counseling techniques (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or Problem Solving Treatment (PST), etc.).Competence with DSM diagnostic criteria and treatment planning. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to establish

rapport quickly with a wide range of people. Demonstrated ability to work within and coordinate a care team comprised of internal team members and community-based members. Minimum 2 years direct clinical experience delivering behavioral health care in a relevant setting. Preferred experience: Experience with design, implementation, or maintenance of the IMPACT model; Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model, or other appropriate evidence-based models of behavioral health care delivered in a primary care setting. Experience working with medically ill and/or older adults in a primary care setting preferred.


State of Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a registered psychotherapist Current Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association or other certifying agency.

_*Position Duties*_ (essential functions denoted with an * ) ■

Conducts assessment of patients, including completion of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) depression scale, General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) anxiety scale, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and other standardized behavioral health assessments deemed appropriate by the BH Provider Appropriately assesses suicide risk.*

Conducts initial visit including detailed behavioral health history, assessment, and education about the nature of behavioral health issues and the goals and expectations of treatment.*

Consults with patient and primary care provider about treatment options and preferences; coordinates initiation of treatment plan. Works with interdisciplinary team to formulate and implement care of patient using insight, limit setting, goal setting and other techniques as appropriate. Applies knowledge of psychiatric medications and ability to evaluate responses.*

Monitors patient closely (in-person or by phone) for changes in severity of symptoms and medication side effects; educates patients about medications and medication side effects, as needed; encourages treatment adherence.*

Uses behavioral activation techniques with patients as an adjunct to other treatments.*

Provides evidence-based, brief structured psychotherapy (e.g., PST-PC) or interventions (i.e. Brief Intervention for alcohol abuse) as indicated and accepted by patient.*

Coordinates and facilitates communication between patient, primary care physician and external psychiatrist or other resources; provides recommendations for change in treatment plan and supports implementation of new plan.*

Documents all encounters in the Electronic Medical Record in a timely manner according to organizational policies and procedures; monitors outcome measurements Applies knowledge of state statutes criteria pertaining to involuntary holds, seclusion and restraints.*

Facilitates treatment referrals, as needed.*

*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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